The Cultural Politics of Jazz Collectives This Is Our Music

Gebhardt, Nicholas and Whyton, Tony, eds. (2015) The Cultural Politics of Jazz Collectives This Is Our Music. Transnational Studies in Jazz . Routledge, New York. ISBN 9781138780637

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The Cultural Politics of Jazz Collectives: This Is Our Music documents the emergence of collective movements in jazz and improvised music. Jazz history is most often portrayed as a site for individual expression and revolves around the celebration of iconic figures, while the networks and collaborations that enable the music to maintain and sustain its cultural status are surprisingly under-investigated. This collection explores the history of musician-led collectives and the ways in which they offer a powerful counter-model for rethinking jazz practices in the post-war period. It includes studies of groups including the New York Musicians Organization, Sweden’s Ett minne för livet, Wonderbrass from South Wales, the contemporary Dutch jazz-hip hop scene, and Austria‘s JazzWerkstatt. With an international list of contributors and examples from Europe and the United States, these twelve essays and case studies examine issues of shared aesthetic vision, socioeconomic and political factors, local education, and cultural values among improvising musicians.

Item Type: Book
Date: 3 May 2015
Subjects: L300 Sociology
P300 Media studies
R600 Scandinavian studies
T700 American studies
V100 History by period
V300 History by topic
W300 Music
Divisions: REF UoA Output Collections > REF2021 UoA34: Communication, Cultural and Media Studies, Library and Information Management
Depositing User: Nicholas Gebhardt
Date Deposited: 06 Dec 2019 09:07
Last Modified: 06 Dec 2019 09:07

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